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boneshaker
08-25-2008, 10:03 PM
Hey Bikers,
What's the best way to get from Murry & Walker out in Beaverton to 13th & Tacoma in SE? Bycycle has 37 way points on the route and that's too much for my little brain to remember. Oh, and about how long should I budget time-wise? It's about 14 miles, but through Beavertron.

Thanks in advance

K'Tesh
08-25-2008, 11:43 PM
Since I know that Hwy 26 is legal to ride, I'd get on it, and continue until I got to the Jefferson St. Exit, from there I'd follow my nose to my destination in SE.

boneshaker
08-26-2008, 06:19 AM
Thanks K'tesh, but I'm looking for something a little more bike friendly and safer. Bycycle.com basically has me going down 5th to Elm, past the Portland Golf course, down Garden Home drive to capital hy, Barbur, cut over to Mcadam and over Sellwood.


SW Jay St. in Beavervton

SE Sherrett & 13th in Sellwood

Arem
08-26-2008, 07:19 AM
That sounds quite a bit like where I would go. Down 5th to the small paved bike path to Chestnut, left on Cypress instead of Elm, left at Pinehurst, right on Jamieson, right on Scholls, left on SW 92nd then up the Oregon Electric Trail to Oleson, then up Multnomah blvd/Garden Home to Barbur. Of course after that is the semi-psychotic scream down Naito at the split between there and Barbur to get to the Hawthorne directly. Staying on Barbur would be safer to an extent.

Simple Nature
08-26-2008, 10:08 AM
I personally like the Beaverton Hillsdale route [hwy10] into town because it is a gentle climb.

If you do want to use the 26 bike path, there couldn't be a better route from Murrey and Walker than SW Park Way Ave. [pkwy ave] just east of Murrey on Walker. This will take you straight to 217 where you can join the bike path by going behind Harbor Freight.

I always come out by the Rose Gardens and take the switchback to 25th and Burnside but I suspect you want to go the other way.